Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Slippers and Socks

Yesterday was a very good day.

My first ever gift from the Random Acts of Kindness group on Raverly arrived in my mailbox. And as if that's not exciting enough, I was gifted with the thing I'd been wishing for the most!

Felted Clogs


Starfish sent me the patterns for Fiber Trends Felted Clogs. I've been admiring all the clogs I see around blog-land and have been dying for the pattern, but Pea and I are in a self-imposed "Quarter of Financial Responsibility" while we wait to see what goes on with his job. (Yes, we really call it that - often. Every time we want to go out to dinner or buy something fun). I've already wound up the yarn and will be knitting these tomorrow as Amtrak whisks me away to New Hampshire! I can't wait to have these on my feet, because our hardwood floors are still very, very cold.

I also finished a pair of socks. Thick, quick socks that will keep my cold little feet warm too.

Easy Socks
Iris Schreier Toe Up Socks
Cast On: 23 February 2008
Completed: 10 March 2008
Yarn: Artyarns Handpaint Stripes - Colorway 136
Needles: Clover Bamboo US5 (3.75mm) DPNs

I knit the first one in a couple of days, then put them aside until March so I could use them as my Sock-A-Month 5 credit. I started the second one on Saturday and finished yesterday, and didn't even have that much time to knit. Working up thick socks on size 5 needles is a fun break from the socks on 1s and 2s that always seem to drag on forever. And I think the yarn is so pretty - pooling and all.

28 comments:

Jenn said...

Love the green stripes with the other pooling.

Stephanie said...

Those look so warm and soft!

Jennifer said...

Very nice patterns, and what pretty socks!

Elizabeth said...

Those socks look really cozy!

Zonda said...

Cool colorway! Nice, warm socks! Go you on the clogs and have a fun trip!

Twinkerbell said...

ok, wow! The color of those socks is absolutely stunning! Gotta check out that yarn :)

Confessions of a Knitting Diva said...

Boy do those socks look warm. I'm glad you had a good day.

cpurl17 said...

Very nice, very cozy looking socks!

Congrats on the pattern windfall!! :)

Ragan Knits etc... said...

Hurray for a wonderful gift! I can't wait to see what yarn colors you choose for you slippers.
AND...your socks for March are wonderful. I love pooling...unless it is one big lump of color smack dab in the middle. Hahah. It must feel wonderful to finish them so quickly.

Ragan Knits etc... said...

Oops...typo..."can't wait to see what colors you pick for YOUR slippers"...I have to remember to PROOF-READ before hitting ok not after. :-)

Kathy said...

oh i cant wait to see your slippers in progress and felted and all!

this frugal hungarian with irisheyes is paying more attention to the cash flow OUT around here.

knitseashore said...

How nice to get something in the mail that you weren't going to get for yourself. That makes it extra sweet! Have a good trip to New Hampshire.

Ariel said...

Cute socks! What gauge did it knit up at on size 5s?

And have a great trip!

Olga said...

I need a Quarter of Fiscal Responsibility...mmm...someday. Love the socks! Is that a worsted weight, then?

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Glad you got the pattern your craven little heart was desiring;) (Because Lord knows I still haven't sent you the package that I owe you!!)

The socks are luscious as ever...

guiltypleasures said...

You'll love the felted clogs. I'm writing up my post about mine right now.

The socks look wonderful and I'm glad you have something beautiful to wear on your cold feet.

Have a safe trip! {{BIG HUG}}

Sourire11 said...

Oooh I just got that clogs pattern, too! Can't wait to see how yours knit up - I'm stuck at the "choosing a color" part. Even when restricted to stash yarn I can't make up my mind!

Love the other socks, too, btw!

Sonya said...

Those socks looks cushy and comfy. I think I've had the same sock on the needles all winter. Next year maybe I'll have the same clog on the needles all winter. ;o) They are so cute!

Linda said...

Don't you love those ArtYarns? I have made 3 pair and love them all. Your's look wonderful!

Jennifer said...

Great socks and wonderful RAOK. How fun. Sorry to hear about your loss.

Starfish said...

Glad you like it! Can't wait to see the clogs you make. Great socks too - I've got to get on the sock bandwagon again.

Alisha said...

I love those felted clogs. Can't wait to see what you do up!

Great socks!

Jessica said...

Great gift! I keep trying to find that pattern myself now that we have hard wood floors in some places. That morning shock is a killer! ;) Love the socks too. Such awesome colors! Hope you are having a great trip!!

Chris H said...

Oohh!! I REALLY like those socks! (Maybe I'll have to make me some of those, after Sock Madness, of course...)

kimberly said...

What a great gift-I love those felted clogs! Great socks too.

thegabbyknitter said...

That's great to have gotten the pattern. They look like they'll be fun to knit. Love the socks!

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